Jason Nicholas

Jason Nicholas

Jason is no stranger to forecasting weather in northern Ohio. Before arriving at Cleveland 19, Jason spent 10 years at WEWS both forecasting weather and hosting the high school quiz show, Academic Challenge. He has also filled in numerous times on ABC's Good Morning America in New York.

Jason is a Cleveland guy. He grew up in nearby Medina, and graduated from Medina High School. He is a proud graduate of the prestigious E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens. He studied meteorology at Mississippi State University and successfully completed the Broadcast Meteorology Program there.

Jason's weather forecasts and hosting experience in Cleveland have garnered him five Emmy awards.

Before coming home to Cleveland, Jason spent two years at KRQE in Albuquerque, NM. While there, Jason’s forecasts were recognized multiple times by the New Mexico Associated Press for excellence. Jason began his career at WCHS in Charleston, WV and WSAZ in Huntington, WV.

Jason was the first meteorologist in Cleveland to receive the coveted Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation from the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The CBM is the highest level of certification from the AMS and is granted to broadcast meteorologists who meet established criteria for scientific competence and effective communication skills in their weather presentations. The CBM is an upgrade to the AMS Seal of Approval, which Jason also held prior to his CBM designation. Jason also holds the Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association (NWA). Jason serves on the NWA seal committee and is a member of both professional organizations.

Aside from forecasting Cleveland's sometimes crazy and always unique weather, Jason is simply a Cleveland fan. Whether he's out enjoying many of our diverse neighborhoods like Gordon Square, Tremont, Ohio City or downtown - Jason loves sampling our incredible restaurants, quality wineries, and our growing craft beer scene.

Jason is also into sports and the outdoors. When he's not in the weather office, you can most likely catch Jason out a local golf course, a softball field, cheering on the Cavaliers, Indians or Browns, going for a run in the Metroparks, or hiking in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Jason works and volunteers with local charities like the Cleveland APL, Northeast Ohio Autism Group, and Cleveland's Key to the Cure that raises money and awareness for women's cancers at the Cleveland Clinic.

Recent Articles by Jason

  Northeast Ohio Weather: High water, but cooler air arriving

  First Alert Weather Days: Tracking potentially severe storms overnight and Tuesday

Northeast Ohio: Drying out for Monday, ALERT for Tuesday

  19 First Alert Weather Day: Swift, severe storms expected Friday afternoon

  Bomb cyclone: a dangerous storm with a catchy name is headed toward Northeast Ohio

‘Panhandle hooks’ usually mean bad things for Ohio, but good news is on the way

  Northeast Ohio weather: Tracking chilly air to begin 2019

  Mild or miserable? Here’s your 2018 Cleveland winter weather outlook

  Northeast Ohio Weather: Patchy fog overnight

First Alert: Heavy rain, high wind and hail descend on Northeast Ohio

Fourth of July forecast: Warm and humid with a stray shower

What's the difference between a mayfly and midges?

Northeast Ohio weather: Cleveland hits record, 93-degree high

Severe storms passing, quieter weather expected Tuesday evening

2018 Cleveland Summer Outlook: Here's the number of 90-degree days to expect

This month could be 3rd coldest April in Northeast Ohio in 30+ years, here's why

Cleveland weather timeline: Arctic temps and snow will grind against Friday commutes

Hour-by-hour photo timeline of snow hitting Northeast Ohio Wednesday morning

Blustery arctic plunge leaves Cleveland open to harsh, snowy conditions

Lake Erie is nearly 100% frozen: What that means for Northeast Ohio's forecast

High winds could bring power outages to Northeast Ohio this weekend

How will the weather impact NE Ohio's big weekend? Here's everything you need to know

Cleveland is officially in a heat wave

Storms moving into northern Ohio: Gusty winds, hail possible

Here’s why May started off so cool after a record-breaking warm April in Northeast Ohio

April 2017 warmest on record in Cleveland, Akron

Comparing Weather : Fiesta Bowl vs. Ohio

Cleveland's Christmas Eve weather timeline

Weather Timeline: Snow Friday night, Rain Saturday morning

Weather Timeline: Another round of snow on Friday